Bear with me. Honestly it feels like a good thing depending on how you look at it because I loved all of it unapologetically. I can't recall an episode that was bad and to me, the series just gets better and better. I know a lot of people don't like her. That's understandable and I would not blame you. But let me just say this.
First Members see episodes 1 week before public release. As a courtesy, please do not trope them for 1 week until they have been released to the general public. Please only trope the episodes that have been released to the general public. The main villainous force that the protagonists have to deal with are lead by the enigmatic figure known as Salem. Possessing the power to control the Grimm, Salem also has human and Faunus followers that support her cause and enact her will. Salem is the mastermind behind the assault on Vale, which was successfully carried out by Cinder Fall and aided by Cinder's own subordinates. The narrator of the first episode and the first four "World of Remnant" videos, providing the initial exposition on the fantasy setting of RWBY. She's credited as "Mysterious Narrator" at the end of Volume 1, and finally appears in the Volume 3 finale as the central antagonist of the show. Salem leads a campaign to bring about the Huntsmen Academies' downfall from the shadows, commanding the Grimm, Faunus, and humans to enact her will. Salem has four subordinates who carry out her will around the world.
The ultimate goal of this group is to aid Cinder in completing Salem's orders as a part of Salem's group. They are responsible for many crimes committed throughout Vale. Cinder is a member of Salem's group. She carries out the group's plan to destroy Beacon Academy , and she also greatly limits communication by destroying Beacon's Cross Continental Transmit System tower. Cinder poses as a student from Haven Academy during the entire semester at Beacon Academy leading up to the Vytal Festival.
Overview History Affiliation. Image Gallery Quotes. Salem  is an ancient and extremely mysterious figure from Remnant's forgotten past and the primary antagonist of RWBY. She is one of the few who possesses the power of Magic , and the master of the Grimm. She is also highly knowledgeable, cunning and manipulative. She is the leader of a cabal of people with malicious plans and she operates out of Evernight Castle in the Land of Darkness. Her goals are to find the Maidens and take their powers to obtain the four Relics from the Huntsman Academies and weaken Humanity by snuffing out their hope. She was a part of the original Humanity, before being cursed with immortality and falling into a Grimm pool. She was married to Ozma before their ideologies tore them apart making them mortal enemies.